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SOLIDWORKS Premium

Comprehensive 3D design solution that adds powerful simulation and design validation to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional. ECAD/MCAD Collaboration; Reverse Engineering; and more.

SOLIDWORKS Premium provides powerful, easy-to-use functionality that automates tasks, streamlines workflow, and helps you quickly define and validate the form, fit, and function of your designs. With application specific tools that empower innovation and allow for more design decisions to be explored, SOLIDWORKS Premium is the single best product for 3D mechanical design available in the market today.

With the comprehensive suite of application specific tools and industry leading part, assembly and drawing capabilities, SOLIDWORKS Premium will turn your ideas into reality faster than you ever thought possible.

SOLIDWORKS Premium Advantages

SOLIDWORKS Premium further expands on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional to deliver the flagship 3D solution in the SOLIDWORKS family.

The rich simulation capabilities let users test product performance against real life motion and forces. Tolerance stack up analysis ensures manufacturability and helps resolve complex assembly issues early in the design process. To summarize, you get all the benefits of a complete 3D design solution with SOLIDWORKS Premium.

  1. Improve user productivity by automatically detecting and resolving modeling
  2. Easy customization of the SOLIDWORKS user interface enables you to dramatically increase design productivity
  3. Speed up development of new designs by leveraging existing work using SOLIDWORKS design automation tools
  4. Powerful visualization and collaboration
  5. Easily create, share, and manage with large design, collaboration, and data management tools
  6. Complex assembly done right

Capabilities (Standard and Professional Capabilities Included)

Time-based Motion Analysis  (SOLIDWORKS Motion)
Motion analysis is solved using a time-based approach for rigid body kinematic and dynamic problems. SOLIDWORKS Motion takes the designer beyond the free drag movement available in a CAD environment and into a true physical calculation of the forces and motions of an assembly as it would move under environmental loads (external forces) and/or internal loads (motors, springs, and dampers).

Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies (SOLIDWORKS Simulation)
Tightly integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD, linear stress analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation can be a regular part of your design process, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs.

Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst™)
TolAnalyst™ tolerance analysis tool automatically checks the effects of tolerances on parts and assemblies to ensure consistent fit of components and to verify tolerancing schemes before the product goes into production. The tolerance analysis can be rerun instantly if a dimensioning or tolerancing change is made, enabling you to get to an optimized tolerancing scheme more quickly.

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks™)
CircuitWorks™ enables users to share, compare, update, and track electrical design data so users can more quickly resolve electrical-mechanical integration problems. Mechanical and electrical engineers can work closely in creating complex designs, speeding up the product development process, saving time and development costs, and accelerating time-to-market.

Routing of Pipes and Tubes
Use the wide range of tools in SOLIDWORKS Premium to simplify design and documentation of piping and tubing for a wide range of systems and applications, including machinery, skid systems, and process plant piping.

Routing of Electrical Cabling and Wiring Harnesses
SOLIDWORKS Premium includes design tools that build a path of pipes, tubes, or electrical cables for your assembly. These tools cover the needs of a growing number of products that use sensors, control systems, and other systems that require wiring and cabling.

Reverse Engineering (Scanto3D)
ScanTo3D with SOLIDWORKS Premium reduces the time required to build complex 3D models of real-world items, such as sculpted objects, and anatomical items. 3D data such as point clouds and mesh (which is attained from laser scanners and other devices) can be imported, parsed, manipulated, modified, and ultimately turned into 3D solids and surfaces.

Advanced Surface Flattening
SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surface Flattening functionality provides control and flexibility to easily flatten more complex surfaces. You can automatically flatten the surface and interrogate an interactive deformation plot to graphically view stretch and compression concentrations that can occur when flattening some surfaces with high curvature.

Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections
SOLIDWORKS Routing users can route rectangular and round sections to meet their design needs. Equipment designers, product designers, machine designers, facility designers and others all need rectangular section routing to complete their designs that include ducting, cable trays, conveyors, material handling chutes, and many other systems.

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    Advanced Surface Flattening
    SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surface Flattening functionality provides control and flexibility to easily flatten more complex surfaces. You can automatically flatten the surface and interrogate an interactive deformation plot to graphically view stretch and compression concentrations that can occur when flattening some surfaces with high curvature.

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    Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections
    SOLIDWORKS Routing users can route rectangular and round sections to meet their design needs. Equipment designers, product designers, machine designers, facility designers and others all need rectangular section routing to complete their designs that include ducting, cable trays, conveyors, material handling chutes, and many other systems.

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Ease of Use

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Learn Fast: In-Context and Toolbar Menus, Command Search, Built-In Tutorials, Searchable Help Documentation
Work Fast: Hot Keys, Customizable Commands, APIs
Get Help Fast: Local and Worldwide Support Services

Part and Assembly Modeling

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3D Solid Modeling
Conceptual Design
Assembly Structure Planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
Direct Model Geometry Modification
Large Assembly Design
Advanced Surface Design
Sheet Metal Design
Weldments
Plastic Part Design
Mold Design

2D Drawings

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Automatic Drawing View Creation
Automatic Drawing View Updates
Drafting Standards: ANSI, ISO, DIN, JIS, BSI, GOST, GB
Manual and Automated Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Annotations and Symbols
Automatic Bill of Materials (BOM), Exploded Views, Balloon Notes
Hole Tables, Weld Tables, Pipe Bend Tables, Cut Lists
Sheet Metal Bend Notes
Automated Creation of Radial/Cylindrical Exploded Views

Design Reuse and Automation

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Find Your Data (SOLIDWORKS Search)
Design Automation (DriveWorksXpress)
Part and Assembly Configurations
Reuse 2D and 3D CAD Data
3D CAD Models from Suppliers (3DContentCentral.com)

Animation and Visualization

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Move Assembly by Dragging Components
Move Assembly with Motors
CAD Videos
Basic CAD Rendering (RealView)
3D Walk Through/Fly Through

Interference Check

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Collision and Interference Detection
Hole Alignment and Thread Checks

Collaborate and Share CAD Data

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Read Printed Circuit Board Data as 3D Parts (IFC)
Import/Export Over 30 CAD Formats
Print directly to 3D printers: AMF and 3MF formats
MCAD to AEC: Prepare and export to AEC applications
3D Models for CAD/CAM Integration with CAM Partners
View eDrawings® Files
3D Dimensioning and Tolerancing (Model Based Definition)
2D DXF®/DWG® Data
Maintain and Update Existing 2D Drawings – edit and view DWG® files in DraftSight
2D to 3D CAD Conversion Tools
Convert 3D Solid Parts to Sheet Metal
Intellectual Property Protection (Defeature)
Design Review Markup and Viewing (Large Design Review)

Advanced CAD File Import

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Interactive Feature Recognition and Conversion
Automatic Feature Recognition and Conversion

Basic Analysis Tools

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Part Environmental Impact Analysis
Part Structural Analysis
Basic Flow Analysis

Productivity Tools

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Power Selection Tools
Symmetry Check
Copy Feature Info into Other Features (Feature Paint)
Find and Replace in Drawing

Design for Manufacturing

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Thickness Analysis
Geometry Check for CAM
Compare Parts and Drawings for Changes
Rules-based Manufacturability Checks (DFMXpress)
Draft and Undercut Analysis
Sheet Metal Checks and Flat Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard

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CAD Libraries

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Over One Million Standard Fasteners and Components (Toolbox)
Beam, Bearing, and Cam Design Wizard
Automatic Assembly of Fasteners and Components

Automatic Task Scheduling and Batch Processing

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Automatic Task Scheduling and Batch Processing

Design for Cost & Cost Estimation

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Compare Manufacturing Costs
Automated Manufacturing Cost Estimation
Customizable Manufacturing Settings
Output Cost Report

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks™)

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Import/Export of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designs
Automatic Electrical Component Assembly
Two-Way Data Exchange: ECAD to MCAD - MCAD to ECAD
IDF, ProStep (IDX) or PADS (*.ASC)
PCB Outlines, Keep-Out Areas, Maximum Heights
Filter Display for Clarification
Compare Board Designs for Differences
Design Change Notes

Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (PhotoView 360)

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Photo Quality Images and Animations
Control Camera View, Lighting, Materials, Textures

CAD Standards Checking

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Verify Designs against Company Standards
Automatically Correct Non-Conforming Issues
Customize Design Check Rules

Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)

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Worst Case and RSS Maximum/Minimum
Identify Highest Contributing Tolerances
Automatic Update of Analysis when Design Changes

SOLIDWORKS File Management

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User and Group Access Rights
File Vaulting
Secure Check-in and Check-out
Automated Revision Control

Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)

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Import, Edit, Evaluate, and Create Solid Geometry from Point Cloud and Mesh Data
Import Adobe® Illustrator® Files
Import Image Files and Convert Raster to Vector Data

eDrawings® Professional

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Create and Publish eDrawings Files
Allow Measurement in eDrawings Files
Enable Markup of eDrawings Files
Exploded Views Support for eDrawings Files
View Assembly Animations
Password Protect Intellectual Property

Motion Analysis

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Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis
Inputs: Forces, Springs, Dampers, Gravity, Contact, Bushings
Outputs: Displacement, Velocities, Accelerations, Body Loads, Joint Forces
View/Publish Animations, Graphs, Reports

Structural Part and Assembly Analysis

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Inputs: Variable Forces/Pressures, Full Restraint Sets, Connectors, Gravity, Contact, Materials
Outputs: Factor of Safety, Stress, Displacement, Strain
View/Publish Animations, Graphs, Reports

Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Environmental Impact: SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

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Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Environmental Impact: SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

Routing of Pipes and Tubes

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Create Detailed Piping Systems
Create Flexible or Rigid Tubing Lines
Customizable Library of Piping Components
Automatic Assembly of Hangers and Supports
Output Tube Bend Data for Manufacturing
Cut Length Calculations Automated for BOM
Automatic Routing Option for Pipes and Tubes
Minimum Bend Radius Check for Tubes
Output of PCF files for ISOGEN® piping software

Routing of Electrical Cabling and Wiring Harnesses

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Create Detailed Electrical Cable and Wiring Harnesses
Run Rigid or Flexible Electrical Conduit Segments
Conduit
Ribbon Cable
Wire Lengths Automatically Calculated
Automated Harness Flattening for Manufacturing
BOM and Wire Cut Lists
Automatic Routing Using Imported "From-To" Connection Data
Mounting Hardware, Splices, Connectors, Insulation, Looms, Heat-Shrink Tubing, Cable Ties

Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections

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Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections

Advanced Surface Flattening

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Advanced Surface Flattening

Assembly Level Cost Roll Up

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Assembly Level Cost Roll Up

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